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Old 09-13-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Wink Noobie to miataturbo but not to Miatas!

Greetings all...
I'm a Jersey girl, 23, and obsessed with miatas! I'm no stranger to Miatas, it was my first car, which I absolutely fell in love with and brought me into the world of cars! I have done everything from working on them, learning by doing, learning by things breaking :/, going to autocross & ice-racing events, and I love driving them! I have had 2 now, a 97 and a 90. Here is the before and after of the 1990, which I'm currently building. It's gone from red to blue, and now with a emptied engine bay, repainted, and ready for a fully built motor!
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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the built motor better not have the number 6 anywhere in the amount of liters it is.


the fire extinguisher just threw me back to the days of the 17 sec honda civic ricer. good for a chuckle. thanks.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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the fire extinguisher just threw me back to the days of the 17 sec honda civic ricer. good for a chuckle. thanks.
Is it bad to have a fire extinguisher?
I picked one up after my oil line slip and my dad told me how he has seen cars go up in flames at auto-x events.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
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if it works, it wont do didly for an engine fire.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:29 PM   #5
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if it works, it wont do didly for an engine fire.
This. Extinguishers that size will hardly put out a toaster fire.


Anyway. Welcome to Miata Turbo, OP!
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Pimp seats. Welcome Gurlfran!
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the built motor better not have the number 6 anywhere in the amount of liters it is.


the fire extinguisher just threw me back to the days of the 17 sec honda civic ricer. good for a chuckle. thanks.
In honor of you Scott I'm building a 1.8 for my 90. I should have done it the last time i motor swapped :-/.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #9
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Good looking miata/s. What are those seats out of?
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Good looking miata/s. What are those seats out of?
They are from a FD RX-7
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:40 PM   #11
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the built motor better not have the number 6 anywhere in the amount of liters it is.


the fire extinguisher just threw me back to the days of the 17 sec honda civic ricer. good for a chuckle. thanks.
Had to have the fire extinguisher for both ice-racing and autocross, following safety rules Left it cuz you never know if you will need it!
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Welcome Where are you located in Jersey?
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They are from a FD RX-7
Are the FD seats snug in the miata or is there a decent amount of room? How did you mount them?
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In honor of you Scott I'm building a 1.8 for my 90. I should have done it the last time i motor swapped :-/.
Smart man. smart smart man.
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the built motor better not have the number 6 anywhere in the amount of liters it is.


the fire extinguisher just threw me back to the days of the 17 sec honda civic ricer. good for a chuckle. thanks.
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if it works, it wont do didly for an engine fire.
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This. Extinguishers that size will hardly put out a toaster fire.


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Had to have the fire extinguisher for both ice-racing and autocross, following safety rules Left it cuz you never know if you will need it!

Take it from someone who has personal experience with an engine fire. That extinguisher won't put out a smoldering cigar. My engine fire took a complete 40# extinguisher and had only been blazing (hood closed) for about 20 seconds.
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op post pics of yourself for us to evaluate
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North Jersey, Bergen County
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Are the FD seats snug in the miata or is there a decent amount of room? How did you mount them?
They are snug with a little room around, but a perfect fit to me. I kept the brackets from the fd seats but I had to customize their length and the existing points in the car for the bolts to go into to hold down the seats. I put 2 extra metal brackets across each seat horizontally to hold them down and secured them from underneath the car by drilling through the bottom and placing an extra sheet of metal with a nut to hold it in. I'll have to post pics to show you.
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op post pics of yourself for us to evaluate
to evaluate what? I created an album under miata pics
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Are the FD seats snug in the miata or is there a decent amount of room? How did you mount them?
pics of seat rails
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